Social Media Issues: An Ethics Training

Wednesday, August 10
9:00 – 10:30am
Online / Zoom
Free Training

Training Description: Social media has become a widely common way to engage with friends, colleagues, and community members. However, it can be challenging for Recovery Coaches to use social media in a thoughtful way. The coach/client relationship can suffer if social media is used inappropriately. One of the most common questions or issues we hear about is how to appropriately use social media as a Recovery Coach. In this training, ethics expert Lisa Lord will provide some basic guidelines and principles, along with relevant case studies to ensure appropriate social media usage.

Learning Objectives: 

• Highlight commonly occurring social media issues and how to avoid them
• Relate the basic principles contained in the Code of Professional Ethics
• Know where to find the answers to detailed ethical questions for their practice
• Identify the scope of practice within our lane: motivational interviewing, resource provision.
• Define how ethics, values, morals, laws, and boundaries are understood in recovery coaching
• Appreciation of personal choices in morals and values
• Appreciation of universality of ethics and boundaries

Program at a Glance

Online Zoom Training

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2 CEUs*

*Please note, students are expected to attend the entirety of each training in order to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For questions about continuing education requirements, click here.

Open to all Recovery Coaches

About the Trainer

Lisa Lord (she, her, hers) is the Director of Workforce Development at Recovery Vermont.  Her work is focused on creating a state-wide network of Recovery Friendly Workplaces and supporting Vermont’s Recovery Coaches and the life-changing work they do as they gain and maintain their nationally and internationally reciprocal certification.  She is inspired daily by the transformative nature of recovery and how transferable the skills learned through a recovery journey are to the workplace – and she looks forward to the day that there is no longer SUD-related stigma. 


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